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By Austin Schmitt Student Government presidential candidates answered questions on topics such as how to instill a better sense of community on campus, student involvement and diversity during an event Thursday night. The Resident Student Association hosted the SG presidential candidates in an informative debate in the W.T. Young Library. The debate was purely for […]

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By Kirsten Clancy Women in correctional facilities are often there because of drugs, said the speaker of the final event of the 15th annual UK Black Women’s Conference on Thursday. Sometimes they use the drugs to drown out pain, physical and emotional, said Dr. Cassandra Newkirk, the vice-president for Baltimore-based Correctional Mental Health Services. Other […]

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Ball to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services

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By Courtney Thomas Students will “rip the runway” in an event Friday to raise funds for an organization providing services for those affected by HIV/AIDS and outreach efforts. Keeneland Hall and the AIDS Volunteers of Lexington (AVOL) sponsor the annual SnoBall dance. “It’s going to be a big party,” said Stephanie Millson, a resident adviser […]

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UK Design remembers inspiring professor

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By Jazmin Smith Stephen Deger impacted lives at UK for four decades. Deger, an associate professor, died in early January, but left his mark on the School of Architecture and UK. He was known for his dry humor, said friend and colleague Bruce Swetnam.  “Steve was very bright and witty, and he had a dry […]

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Poets spotlight concern over mountaintop removal

By Anna Hays A poetic protest against mountaintop removal brought together a large crowd at Al’s Bar on Wednesday at an event to benefit Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. With standing room only at the “Holler 11: Poets for Peace in the Mountains,” presenter Jude McPherson said Wednesday’s was the largest crowd the series had seen […]

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By Austin Schmitt After orders from the new presidential administration for U.S. troop withdrawal, the end of the war in Iraq could be drawing nearer. For the Iraqi administration, rebuilding Iraq’s educational infrastructure has become a priority and it may start at UK. In the fall, UK is set to welcome Iraqi students through a […]

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Student Government presidential candidate Colby Khoshreza addressed the Student Health Advisory Council about campus health issues at its Wednesday meeting. Seven people attended the forum, which lasted around 40 minutes.  “I want to make sure students understand the wide array of health care services that are offered to them,” Khoshreza said. “Many students place health […]

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Woman uses hard work to win UK scholarship for first-generation students

Growing up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky, Ashley Bush had to travel 30 miles if she wanted to shop, bowl or see a movie. In a town of about 2,000 people, there wasn’t much to do except attend Friday night football games or, for Ashley, dream of going to college. Her mother was […]

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Greek council endorses SG candidates

Clarified at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday By Dan Garrett The Greek Political Action Committee gave its endorsement for Student Government president to candidate Ryan Smith after a debate Tuesday night. Smith, president of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and his running mate Kelsey Hayes won the GPAC endorsement over fellow candidates Tyler Owen and Colby Khoshreza after […]

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By Kayla Phelps Artists will gather once again at Al’s Bar to share their work and support peace in the mountains. The “Holler 11: Poets for Peace in the Mountains” will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Al’s Bar, at the corner of Sixth Street and North Limestone. Eric Sutherland, a Lexington poet, has hosted […]

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